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Associate Dean of the College of Health and Human Services

Closes: Open Until Filled College of Health and Human Services

Eastern Illinois University invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, Associate Dean in the College of Health and Human Services to begin July 1, 2024 (academic rank to be determined based on qualifications, which may be tenure-track or tenured faculty member). Under the direction of the Dean of the College of Health and Human services, the associate dean serves to advance and support the College's mission. The College has six academic units, including Public Health and Nutrition, Human Services, the Gail and Richard Lumpkin School of Nursing, Communication Disorders and Sciences, Military Science, and Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation with 60 full-time faculty members. The College has an extensive range of external community outreach programs including and an Adult Fitness Program, the Child and Family Life Education Center, Child Care Resource and Referral, a Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic, and an Autism Center that serves the university community.

Primary Responsibilities:

Qualifications: Required qualifications include a doctorate in an academic discipline represented within the College, three years of leadership experience as either graduate coordinator, department chair, or other related university administrative role(s), excellent written or oral communication skills, and evidence of achievement in teaching, research, and service, and experience leading and working in a negotiated environment.

Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence is required.

Application Instructions: Review of application materials will begin January 15, 2024 and continues until the position is filled. A complete application includes a letter of application addressing the position requirements, curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts (official transcripts will be required at the time of hiring), and names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of five references. Application materials should be addressed to Dr. Mark Kattenbraker, Search Committee Chair and Chair of the Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation and uploaded to the Interfolio link at

For questions about the search, please contact Dr. Kattenbraker email at or by phone at 217- 581-2215.

Diversity and Inclusion: Eastern Illinois University is committed to fostering a learning community where all members feel welcomed and valued. The university provides equality of opportunity in all areas of campus life and we strive to recognize and appreciate the unique value of our students, faculty, and staff. Every member of campus has the right to learn and work in an environment free of discrimination and harassment, and beyond that, our goal is for all members of our community to develop a strong sense of belonging to Eastern Illinois University.

The University and Community:  Eastern Illinois University takes pride in creating a warm, welcome environment for all faculty, staff and students. EIU boasts a rich, tradition of preparing students for their personal and professional goals. A traditional regional residential institution, EIU offers a superior education at a relatively low cost while consistently earning high rankings and distinctions for its affordability, academic program quality, career placement rates, campus safety, online degree options, student support, and sustainability initiatives. EIU focuses on individualized attention and superior student relationships and has earned recognition as the highest- ranking independent public regional university in Illinois and a place among the Midwest’s top public regional universities according to U.S. News and World Report. Eastern offers faculty a wide range of research and public service activities. EIU hosts more than 175 student organizations on campus, and offers a variety of cultural events, NCAA Division I athletics, and active research opportunities for its students to enjoy and to thrive. EIU has become recognized for providing the resources of a large institution while creating the kinds of individual relationships that support student and alumni success.

Eastern Illinois University is located in Charleston, Illinois – a comfortable and safe east central town within a two-to three-hour drive of three major metropolitan areas -- Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis. 

Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer minority/female/disability/veteran - committed to achieving a diverse community.

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